From the Public Interest Directorate

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns (CLGBC) of the American Psychological Association presents Outstanding Achievement Awards to recognize psychologists for significant contributions to the mission of CLGBC. The contributions may be of a scientific, professional, educational, leadership, or political nature.

Call for Nominations: 2002 CLGBC Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns (CLGBC) of the American Psychological Association annually presents one or two Outstanding Achievement Awards to recognize psychologists for significant contributions to the mission of CLGBC. This mission is to

  1. study and evaluate on an ongoing basis how the issues and concerns of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual psychologists can best be dealt with;

  2. encourage objective and unbiased research in areas relevant to lesbian, gay male, and bisexual adults and youths, and the social impact of such research;

  3. examine the consequences of stereotypes about lesbian, gay male, and bisexual adults and youths in clinical practice;

  4. develop educational materials for distribution to psychologists and others; and

  5. make recommendations regarding the integration of these issues into the APA's activities to further the cause of the civil and legal rights of lesbian, gay, and bisexual psychologists within the profession. (APA Association Rule 150-4).

Nominees may have made significant contributions to CLGBC's mission either through direct CLGBC service or through independent work. The contributions may be of a scientific, professional, educational, leadership, or political nature.

All nominations should include (1) a letter of nomination including a brief description of the specific achievements and contributions of the nominee (500 word maximum), (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) the names of three people who have been asked by the nominator to write reference letters. No current members of CLGBC or staff of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns Program at the time of the award is eligible for consideration. The deadline for receipt of nominations is May 1, 2001.

Prior recipients of the CLGBC Outstanding Achievement Award were the following:

1986: Evelyn Hooker, PhD, Stephen Morin, PhD, Anne Peplau, PhD, and George Weinberg, PhD
1987: Kristin Hancock, PhD, and William Paul, PhD
1988: Gerald Davison, PhD, and Alan Malyon, PhD
1989: Laura Brown, PhD, and Douglas Kimmel, PhD
1990: Martin Rogers, PhD
1991: John Gonsiorek, PhD, and Barbara Sang, PhD
1992: Gregory Herek, PhD, and Adrienne Smith, PhD
1993: No Awards Given
1994: Linda D. Garnets, PhD, and Eduardo S. Morales, PhD
1995: Anthony R. D'Augelli, PhD, and Patricia Hawkins, PhD
1996: Beverly Greene, PhD and Harold Kooden, PhD
1997: Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD
1998: Connie S. Chan, PhD
1999: Oliva Espin, PhD
2000: Catherine Acuff, PhD, and Christine M. Browning, PhD
2001: Robin A. Buhrke, PhD, and Terry S. Gock, PhD


Send nominations and supporting materials to CLGBC Awards, Public Interest Directorate at the APA address.